When asked by Gumbel whether Brown thinks he needs mental health help, Brown responded: “I have mental wealth. I know a lot of people may not understand me, know how I look at things or don’t know how I react to emotional things, but it’s not for them to understand me.
“I’ve got a beautiful family, kids and people all across the world that look up to me. And there’s no reason I’m in this position at this point.”
Brown previously said in a statement that he left the game because of an ankle injury. He said the team knew about his injury, something the Bucs have denied.
Brown also told Gumbel that head coach Bruce Arians is lying when he says he wasn’t told about Brown’s injured ankle during the Jets game.
When asked about the accusations, the team referred CNN to previous statements released on Brown — none of which addressed the payment for mental health treatment.
Brown was released by the Bucs shortly after the incident.
In the days following the incident, Arians claimed that Brown left the field because he was angry about not getting the ball enough in his eyes. Marrone, tuttavia, disputed those claims.
“I’m not worried about the ball,” Ha detto Brown. “Tom Brady is my guy. He’s the reason I’m on Tampa Bay, so I know I’m gonna get the ball.”